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. >>> the fleecing of america. how did this happen? a perfectly modern airport, paid for by your tax dollars with no scheduled flights. >>> no deal. the latest twist in the late night drama. conan o'brien tells nbc he will not do "the tonight show" after jay leno every night. >>> making a difference. a woman giving others the gift she found when she got here." nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we have a developing story, a breaking news story tonight. a major earthquake has hit haiti, to the south and east of the u.s. and cuba. magnitude 7.0, making it the largest quake ever recorded in this region, according to the u.s. geological survey. the epicenter, we are told, very close to the capital city of port-au-prince. >> reporter: a powerful earthquake struck the capital porto prince. a poor and densely populated city of 2.5 million people. the the make will make the destruction more widespread. there are reports of people dead and injured trapped under the rubble. a u.s. government official there says the sky is gray with dust, houses ha
. haiti has been hit hard by a big earthquake. we'll have the very latest. >>> the fleecing of america. how did this happen? a perfectly modern airport, paid for by your tax dollars with no scheduled flights. >>> no deal. the latest twist in thlate night drama. conan o'brien tells nbc he will not do "the tonight show" after jay leno every night. so now what? >>> making a difference. a woman giving others the gift she found when she got here. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-unersal television >>> good evening. we have a developing story, a breaking news story tonight. a major earthquake has h haiti, to the south and east of the u.s. and cuba. magnitude 7.0, making it the largest quake ever recorded in this region, according to the u.s. geological survey. the epicenter, we are told, very close to the capital city of port-au-prince. because details at this hour are sketchy, nbc's ron allen has been pulling together all of the latest developments from our newsroom in new york. good evening. >> reporter: each report fro there makes the situation souns worse. a powerful
>>> on "america this morning," breaking news, the catastrophic earthquake in haiti, leveled buildings in port-au-prince, and fears what could be an astronomical death troll toll subpoena search and rescue teams do anything to help. >>> full coverage of the disaster. and frustrations in sending in help. >> it's wednesday, january 13th, 2010. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us on this special edition of "america this morning." i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. we begin with the still breaking news. the worth earthquake to hit haiti in two centuries. surveillance video taken in the dominican republic not far from the epicenter, show the frigeninscene as people run for cover. and new pictures from "the new york times," set the scene in haiti, as thousands are feared dead and hundreds could be trapped. >> hundreds of buildings are either damaged or destraited. communications in and out of haiti are virtually cut off. and it could be some time before aid arrives because the airport is now closed. the cost guard has ships and plane
on one and kept off a plane. where america stands on a growing shortage of water. we use more than any other country on earth, but our supply is drying up. and it's 10:00 p.m.-- do you know kwr where jay leno is? >> what does nbc stand for? "never believe your contract." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's been at the center of the news since christmas day and today the man who allegedly tried to blow an american jetliner out of the sky was front and center in a federal courtroom in detroit. quietly listening to the charges against him. six counts in all, including the attempted murder of 289 people with a weapons of mass destruction. charges that could land him in prison for life. asked if he understood the charges, umar farouk abdulmutallab answered simply "yes." national correspondent dean reynolds was in the courtroom for the arraignment. dean, what were your impressions of him? >> reporter: well, katie, the proceedings lasted only four minutes and they sh
>>> on "america this morning," breaking news. >>> firefight in kabul, deadly violence involving the taliban and afghan troops. >>> drama in haiti. more survivors pulled from the earthquake debris. who rescued them. >>> and the dollars to earthquake reliever. >> it's monday, january 18th, 2010. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. we begin with breaking news in afghanistan where the taliban has launched a major attack in the heart of kabul. >> gun battles erupt between security forces this morning. lama hasan has this report from kabul. >> reporter: good morning, eric and vinita. it was a well-coordinated and brazen attack in kabul. the taliban has sent some 20 fighters to target the ministry of finance and justice as well as the serena hotel. the serena hotel is popular among foreigners, some of the visiting politicians also tend to stay there. now, small gunfire erupted and at least four explosions. in fact, you can see over my shoulder a pume of smoke. now, this comes at a critical point. u.s. spec
>>> making news in america this morning. >> epic upset. a republican comes from nowhere to win in liberal massachusetts. a stunning rebuke for the president after just one year in office. >> danger zone. how the gunman suspected in eight shooting deaths in virginia tried to fight back during a manhunt. >>> haiti's overwhelming struggling, feed the hungry and feed the survivors after the earthquake. >> it's january 20th, 2010. >>> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >>> we begin with shock waves traveling from massachusetts to washington and beyond. >> a republican captured ted kennedy's seat. a stunning defeat for the democrats and viviana hurtado is joining us from washington. >> reporter:ood morning. the president called scott brown to congratulate him but with health care reform legislation hanging in the balance this republican win was a very bitter pill for mr. obama and democrats to swallow. it's being called one of the biggest politil upsets in history, republican scott brown defeated democrat ma
>>> >>> coming on "america this morning." >> as we get a new look at the unimaginable power of last week's earthquake. >>> then, buried and alive. how could anyone svive a week understand the rubble. victims and others make it longer. >>> and a vote. a crucial test for the president after one year in office. >> it's tuesday, january 19th, 2010. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. it is one week now since the earthquake hit haiti and we're getting a new glimpse of how violent it was. >> these pictures were taken by an ohio man on a church mission who happened to be videotaping when the ground started to shake. the girls got out safely. >>> and a new satelle image taken by nasa was taken three days after the quake hit. the destruction across the city could be seen in this aerial view. nasa said they could use the before and after pictures to help locate victims. >>> international teams worked through the night, continuing the rescue work as relief supplies trickle in. >> the number of dead in haiti could
question america's top bankers about the financial collapse. >>> and the late night shuffle. conan o'brien says no thanks to nbc's plans to push back his time slot a half hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, january 13, 2009. >>> good morning. thanks for joining you. i'm michelle gielan. total disaster and chaos is how one official described the scene in haiti after an earthquake rocked the nation. the 7.0 quake hit before 5:00 p.m. yesterday. this morning the scope of the disaster is just beginning to emerge. it's reported the capital is largely destroyed, casualties are numerous and severe, thousands remain buried beneath the rubble. whit johnson is with the latest in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the widespread destruction is making it difficult for rescue crews to begin their effort. there are nearly 2 million people who live in haiti's capital city and at this point most, if not all of them r in desperate need of some kind of aid. help can't come soon enough for haiti. the 7.0 magnitude earthquake laid waste to the country's capital city. th
comfort is scheduled to arrive. they'll have more on good morning america. >>> let's take a look at our weather, here's justin. >> 6:30, just want to load up the maps we have from the u.s. geological survey. we have the worldwide network highlighting where the earthquake is taking place. 6.1, literally just minutes ago, out there. looks like little further east than port-au-prince, over towards the peninsula. but essentially we're checking out the shake map here. you can see where port-au-prince is located, just right there and the earthquake, again, about 12 miles underground, a little bit further to the east, needless to say, all those shock waves propagating themselves outward. we'll get more information with numerous cameras on the ground. we'll probably hear more reports coming up in the next half hour and again at good morning america. light sleet issues this morning. may have some pinging off your windshield and maybe even producing a glaze on steps, ramps and overpasses. we are above freezing for most places. about 33 degrees. light rain and sleet passing south of the city. this
of the earthquake victims. the president writes, quote, in times of tragedy the united states of america steps forward and helps. that is who we are. that is what we do. for decades, america's leadership has been founded in part on the fact we do not use our power to subjugate others. we use it to lift them up. at no time is that more true. if you are looking for a way to help, here are a couple ways to do it. and for a list of other organizations, help in haiti, log helphaiti.msnbc.com. >>> this afternoon president obama will commemorate martin luther king day by hosting a small group of african-american senior citizens and their grandchildren to talk about the legacy of the civil rights movement. this morning attorney general eric holder marked this day by volunteering with the youth services opportunities project. mr. holder and other volunteers served breakfast at the search of the epiphany in washington, d.c. again, all part of the legacy for that man, martin luther king jr. later this evening, president obama and first lady michelle obama, will honor dr. king at a let freedom ring concer
america stands in the battle against alzheimer's, a disease that could be one of the biggest publish health issues this country will ever face. captioning sponsored by cbs >> couric: good evening, everyone, we begin tonight with breaking news from the caribbean. a major disaster may be unfolding right now in haiti, hit today by a powerful earthquake. that was magnitude 7, possibly the strongest quake ever to hit that region. and it was quickly followed by a number of aftershocks. tsunami watches were posted for haiti, the dominican republic, cuba, and the bahamas. more than nine million people live in haiti, and there are reports that some buildings have collapsed. raymond joseph is haiti's ambassador to the united states. he joins us on the phone. mr. ambassador, thank you for joining us. >> well, thank you, good night and it's a pleasure and a tough situation for me to be on the air tonight. >> couric: well, what can you tell us, mr. ambassador. what are you hearing about what has happened in haiti from residents there? >> i was able to reach the secretary general to the presidency
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afghanistan, where in a momeabout, we're going to bring you the war you do not see. america's 21st century war. but there is breaking news back home tonight, so let's go straight to new york where george stephanopoulos is standing by. >> there's been a huge earthquake, magnitude 7.0 off the coast of haiti. early reports of extensive damage are coming from the capital, port-au-prince, 700 miles from miami. dan harris has the latest. >> reporter: it is hard to imagine a country less able to cope with a devastating earthquake. the 7.0 quake hit this afternoon about ten miles west of haiti's capital city. according to a photographer on the ground, at least one hospital has collapsed and people are screaming for help. we reached 15-year-old valerie by phone. >> there's a lot of people in the street everywhere, some of wounded. badly wounded. >> reporter: haiti can barely take care of its people under normal circumstances. i was there not long ago and saw how underdeveloped it is with poorly constructed buildings that make people particularly vulnerable to a massive quake. >> i am concerned. we're l
the government for their own benefit at the expense of america's future and its taxpayers. washington is never going to change the game until voters and consumers demand that they do so. and joining us now, joe kline, a columnist for "time" magazine, author of the 92 campaign. lanny davis, former special counsel in the white house and arianna huffington. welcome all three of you to our inaugural program. mr. kline, good to see you. >> good to be here. >> i look at this and say, oh, my goodness gracious, these people are running my country. these people are making decisions about our country in the context of a value system and a culture that clearly is oblivious to the fact that 50 or 60 years have gone by. am i being too harsh on them? >> yes i've covered like nine of these. >> i understand. >> and my dad, you know, my idea of a great politician is a guy who cheated on his wife continually, drank a pitcher of martinis every night, lied to the public. lied to the staff. and my parents voted for him four times. franklin d. roosevelt. i don't care. this stuff is interesting. it's fun. it's juicy
>>> making >>> making news in america this morning. the explosive new political book that shines new light into the darkest corners of the 2008 presidential campaign. it's hard to tell who is on whose team. >>> and deep freeze has farmers in the deep south worried about their crops you could may the price for it. >>> and offensive outburst. packers and cardinals. monday july 11th, 2010. >>> good morning, i'm eric horng in for jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm vinita nair. well, a new book is changing the game in washington as this week begins. >> instead of talking about terrorism or health care, political circles are buzzing about a number of bombshells from the 2008 presidential campaign. >> reporter: the most shocking revelation in game change is forcing harry reid to play damage control. reid was quoted as saying america was ready to, quote, have a light-skinned african. reid apologized over the weekend, and president obama accepted. >> there is the standard where democrats feel they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own, but if it co
>>> making news in america this morning. >> driving distracted. aggressive program to be launched today is aimed at people talking and texting behind the wheel. >> inside afghanistan. new insight into the hopes and fears of everyday people there and if american troops are really making a difference. >> and emotional admission. home run king mark mcgwe's confession and its impact on pro baseball. >>> it's tuesday, january 12th, 2010. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng in for jeremy hubbard this morning. a new highway safety group launches today to combat the dangerous epidemic of distracted driving. >> the group hopes to do for driving while texting or talking on a cell phone what madd did for drunk driving. >> this message is supposed to be specifically for teenagers, but it's really important for anyone who gets behind the wheel. some things don't mix. drinking and driving, calling and driving or texting and driving, especially when teens are behind the wheel. >> it is time to help all of our children to make better choices base
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the coast of central america and on into south america in venezuela, too. that happened within the hour. and it is -- spots like st. lucia is around that ring of islands. unfortunately, very, very serious earthquake. for us, we are seeing a change in the pattern. it has been another icy day. there we are. our temperature, our high temperature today made it up once again. only up into the low 30s with a lot of ice around it. that ice is not safe. 35 degrees. 11 days in a row now below 40. tomorrow, we may finally break that string. look at the morning low temperatures. pensacola has gone 11 days with the temperature of 32 or lower.ó our current temperature is 33 degrees on the way down below freezing again. look at the morning low temperatures in florida. 43 in miami. 23 in jacksonville. and there were a few records. not as many as yesterday when they were over 90 spots with record low temperatures, but, again, it's still a cool pattern. but it is beginning to break. the windchills right now, making it feel like it's in the teens. there was another freeze warning out for florida. we sti
's true. i believe that middle america has spoken here in massachusetts and as they will across the country and future elections and i believe he's the catalyst for change. i believe he can be our voice for middle america. and i just feel that the change is now. i think there's a great movement across massachusetts. and i hope to be across the country as well. >> yes. dujuan? >> my concern from scott brown, my concern is americans need to break away from this right and left paradigm in general. i don't feel we have a candidate strong enough to really do what the american people need to do and scott brown, he ran as an independent but he's a true republican. so we need to break away from that right-left paradigm as american citizens and -- because that's the only answer for this nation. >> uh-huh. i think a lot of americans say hey, we want to be heard. so both republican and democratic party are on notice. dejuan, george and john, thanks for being my guests this morning. interesting discussion. >> thank you. >> coming up on "fox & friends", the silence of the salahis. >> th
on america. one year later, major garrett has a look back at the president's foreign policy. >> the president's biggest foreign policy hoop came at the end of his first year, sending 30,000 additional troops to afghanistan to combat a tenacious taliban. >> i'm convinced that our security is at stake in afghanistan and pakistan. >> when mr. obama accepted his noble peace prize he surprised some by defending his expanded afghan war as crucial to winning a post 9/11 peace. republicans backed this decision but not what came with it. >> his simultaneous announcement of his desire for an early commencement of withdrawal of american forces sent a very bad signal. >> signals, mr. obama has tried to send new ones as with his speech to the muslim world in cairo. at big summits the president acknowledged what he called u.s. missteps in foreign policy, economics and the environment. >> it is not just the apologies that make a difference, it is the overall weakness and decline in defending american interests. >> the white house and its allies call it practicallal honesty. >> he has shown a sincetivity to
, reverend sharpton, have you a majority leader, one of the most powerful people in america, going around using the term "negro dialect?" >> it's a concern, but whether or not it is enough to ask him to step aside given his record and the fact that he was saying why he felt his candidate can win. i might add, joe, we did not bring up trent lot, the republicans did. the republican chairman said we were raising a double standard. we did not use on senator reid what we used on senator lott. we didn't bring up lott. i don't know anyone who would have made that outrageous comparison. >> reverend, did you read what harry reid's reaction to trent lott's comments were? not to get too deep in the weeds here, but it doesn't help back up the point that there really can't be a parallel here. because obviously trent lott made the comments about strom thurmond that led to his demise and harry reid had a reaction to those comments and i'd like if we could put them up on the screen. he basically said he wouldn't do something like that, and that's how you play. in 2000, then senator-obama suggested -- >>
wins tomorrow the president will be badly damaged and all political hell will break loose in america. obama care could crash and burn. americans simply do not like the corrupt bargains being struck in the healthcare arena. louisiana, nebraska, far left unions like the seiu have all been bribed, bribed into supporting obama care. that is not change we can believe in. that is not hope of any kind. that is backdoor politics of the worst kind and the folks know it. on the economic front i believe the president is doing the best he can. but unemployment remains tie and taxes in massachusetts very high. thickthings are not good there. adding it all up big time political disenchantment. i know the bay state, i worked there for years and democratic party is very strong. so mr. brown is not a lock but he is ahead in the polls. late today, a survey by insider advantage gave the republican a nine-point lead and some obama people in washington reportedly think it is all over. but it isn't. so please check out "the factor" tomorrow night. we will be live and have the latest on the race. let's bri
>>> good morning, america. on this wednesday, january 13th. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. breaking news this morning, a major earthquake devastates the impoverished nation of haiti. thousands are feared dead. others are trapped in the rubble. it's the worst earthquake to hit the region in two centuries. >> 3 million people affected. homes, hospitals. and even the presidential palace crumble in the face of the 7.0 quake. details still sketchy at this hour. we're live in the region. >>> also this morning, the nation's top bankers set to be grilled in congress. could any of them actually face criminal charges? >>> and conan o'brien says thanks, but no thanks. breaking down in tears in front of his staff. he tells them, if nbc moves the time of his show, he's gone. >>> good morning, everyone. our top story this morning, of course, still developing, as america and the world scramble to help haiti after that massive earthquake. one aid official says it is total disaster and chaos. the quake was centered about ten miles from the crowded capital city of port-au-pri
, margaret carlson. in new york, mike barnicle. >> an interesting war heating up between one of america's largest and most powerful corporations and china. google is threatening to exit china. on the front page of "the wall street journal" and we'll talk a good bit about conan o'brien and jay leno. late night wars that heat up. >>> first, let's go to news, mika. and certainly have lots to talk about in haiti and beyond. >>> breaking news from haiti. because it is day break, revealing a picture of complete devastation this morning after haiti's capital was all but destroyed in the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in more than 200 years. the magnitude 7.0 quake was centered just ten miles from port-au-prince, an impoverished city of almost 2 million people. the extent of the damage and death toll is just coming to light. tens of thousands homeless and power and communication systems remain cut off. the exact number of victims is not clear. humanitarian workers are bracing for the worse. rescue efforts face immediate obstacles with hospitals in ruins. the u. in peace keeping head
>>> good morning, america. on this monday, january 11th, i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. this morning, political bombshell. will the senate's top democrat resign after controversial comments about barack obama's skin color. republicans say he's being saved by the double standard. >>> frozen florida. more record-breaking temperatures across the south. to say the least, it was a chilly weekend for many. >>> gate crasher. it's third party crasher. did this man sneak in, too? he tells this story live. >>> the search for baby gabriel. the mother of the 8-month-old now charged with kidnapping and child abuse. still, no sign of her precious little boy. >>> and it's official. nbc pulls the plug on jay leno in prime time. the big question, is it quitting time for conan? >>> and we hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. no doubt, had you to bundle up. we'll talk about that coming up. but so much to get to, including news this monk about the book sending shock waves through washington. >> and it's not just the revelations about the democratic leader harry reid. there
on "good morning america." >>> and here's your wednesday weather. up to a foot of snow in the sierras, cascades and rocky mountains. rain from los angeles and san francisco to portland and seattle. the rest of the country is dry, with the exception of south texas where there will be rain from corpus christtoi brownsville. >> not as cold for most of the midwest with temperatures climbing into the 30s. 29 in boston. 35 in new york and 48 in atlanta. boise gets up to 44. and salt lake city 36. >>> and we'll have more news coming up. assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little to no cost to you. stay tuned for this important medicare benefit information and free scooter guarantee. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your may title you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full the scooter store. why should you call the scooter store today? because their mobility experts are also medicare experts. and that mea
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> the president says we are at war with al qaeda. ordering stepped-up airport security, in what he calls a never-ending race to protect the country. >>> deadly cold. americans brace for a frigid weekend. with snow from the central plains to upper florida. >>> and shuffle reports that nbc is reversing course. returning jay leno to his old time slot. but where does that leave conan o'brien? >> it's friday, january 8th, 2010. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. president obama is promising a new crackdown to patch up the gaping intelligence holes that led up to the failed christmas day bomb plot. >> as the suspected underwear bomber making his first appearance in detroit today, many americans are wondering how and why the intelligence community needs this crackdown in the first place. >> viviana hurtado joins us from washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, vinita and jeremy. the president said this was not one person's, but a systemwide failure. the president assigned and took blame for the intelligen
. it will remain that we take revenge for his death inside and outside america. it is a trust for every person who left everything for the sake of god whom he supported. >> stus spekt appeared in strid oh with a new leader of the pakistani branch. the suspect is sack cuesed of blowing himself up at a cia base in afghanistan on december 30th. >>> you will be slifrg a while longer before warmer air brings relief from the bone-chilling temperatures we're seeing. the deadly winter freeze will keep a tight grip on many parts of the country this weekend. take a look at how treacherous icy roads got in the atlanta area causing many accidents. it is expected to dip in the 20s in the sooet. warnings are posted because windchills could drop as low as 25 below zero. at least nine deaths are blamed on the winter storm. >>> in central nebraska pretty rough. livestock farmers are battling against windchills of 30 below or more. struck to tractors are getting stuck. there is nowhere for the cattle to go. that means farmers must brave the cold to feed them so the animals will survive. >> we've been plowing out th
>>> tgif. good morning, america, on this friday, january 8th. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. in the news this morning, president obama faces the country after that christmas day terror plot. and he takes the blame. >> ultimately, the buck stops with me. >> with the suspect set to appear in court today for the first time, we'll ask rudy giuliani if the president is doing what he needs to do. >>> could the winter blast get any worse? from 52 below in the north. to snow in florida this weekend. sam's still in the middle of it all. >>> missed signals. we'll tell you how the snow is causing havoc with a new kind of traffic light now being used across the country. how it's putting drivers at risk. >>> and last laugh? nbc appears set to shuffle jay leno out of primetime and back to his old time. >> it's often my experience. nbc only cancels you when you're in first place. so, we're fine. >>> and good morning, everyone. we do have several, major stories we're following this morning. >> we do. president obama saying yesterday, very clearly, we're at war with the terror
for the presidency and continues to be. >> bill: but generally speaking, liberal americans do believe that america is a racist society. >> i think that is true no, doubt. >> bill: and harry reid falls into that category and is from a state, nevada, with not a large african american population. but we come back to the central question if i had said that, you had said that, anybody who is not a liberal, we would have been just carved up. and not harry reid. so we are basically looking at a sew sigh city that simply is not -- at a society that is simply not honest, particularly in the media, we are just not honest. >> i think that it is not everybody in america who -- i don't think that everybody in america necessarily condemned trent lott. >> bill: no, the media did. >> media did and the democratic party did and the republicans couldn't stand the gaffe and he couldn't take it and decided to step aside as leader and that was basically the end of his political career as we knew it. >> bill: let's get to sarah palin signing on with fnc. smart move i think for the governor. do you agree? >> she is certa
the network. his payment for walking away? as much as $40 million. >>> good morning, america. it is sunday, january 17th. glimmers of relief down in haiti, as much-needed aid, finally reaches the people. for some, it is too little, too late. kate snow once again from port-au-prince. good morning. >> good morning, bill. you're right. there's pockets of people getting food and water that they so desperately need. in the last 24 hours, another 250 tons of relief have arrived here. there's so many people without. and living out in the streets. we've seen isolated incidents of violence, now, over that food and water. people, fighting even with gunfire in some parts of town. yesterday, we ran into a pickup truck, filled with people we thought had just been pulled from the rubble. that's what it looked like. it turned out they were looters who had been arrested. they were going through the rubble of a nicer house. they were yelling at us, we didn't do anything wrong. that's what they're yelling there. at the white house, president obama stood with presidents clinton and bush, saying promising muc
to help and do what me and his father did after the tsunami. america is in this for the long haul. i thank the president for his commitment. usaid and the american military, we're in this thing. >> first lady michelle obama taped a public service announcement yesterday on behalf of the red cross. americans have opened their wallets to help. visa and american express saying they are waiving fees on donations placed under credit cards. they came under fire for profiting from those contributions. >>> some of the other headlines out there the first about the unfortunate politics of the american relief effort. with the obama administration urging americans to donate, rush limbaugh is calling for the exact opposite. he told listeners not to place contributions because president obama is using the crisis to boost political standing. he doubts the money given through the white house website will reach victims of the quake. now the white house is responding. >> i think in times of great crisis there, are always people who say really stupid things. to use the power of your pulpit to try to convince
's also been in the army and national guard for a very long time. he was cosmo's america's sexiest man. he says he accepted the $1100 and posed for that magazine to pay for law school. and also, he is not a man of privilege. he actually -- his mom at one point was on welfare. he grew up in a broken marriage and at one point, he says what turned his life around is he was caught shoplifting. which is a very telling time in his life. turned himself around. >> and there you can see him with a couple of his daughters. the taller of the two is ayla and she is somebody familiar to a lot of people because she was one of the 10 finalists of "american idol" a couple of years ago. and there she is right there. her sister, i believe, is a premed student and that girl right there is also a standout on the boston college basketball team. >> yeah, she yesterday one of the anecdotes that scott brown told was that when the president called him up to say congratulations, scott brown, hope we can work together. why don't you got a friend and i'll bring my daughter down, mr. president and we can play two on
>>> good morning, america. on this thursday, january 21st. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. this thorning, damage control. as the white house scrambles to salvage health care reform, the president takes some blame in our exclusive interview. what's his plan now? >>> and a bombshell expected this morning from former senator and presidential candidate, john edwards. reports he admits he's the father of his former campaign worker's child. >>> california clobbers with more pounding rain. planes are struck by lightning. and hundreds evacuate fearing mudslides. sam champion is in the heart of the storm. >>> pictures of tiger woods surface, reportedly showing the missing golf star holed up in this sleepy, southern town. but what's he doing there? >>> and diet wars in court. two of america's welterweight diet giants set to duke it it in a slimdown showdown. why valerie bertinelli could be exhibit "a." >>> and there is a lot of news this morning. it looks like john edwards finally going to admit that he's the father of the child of his former campaign worker. he's goi
, the republican seat, teddy kennedy's seat it's america's seat. >> he doesn't think it's teddy kennedy's seat and he's going to prove it. he's been running ads with jack kennedy saying he's for tax cuts, he's saying if i get in there, i'll vote to kill health care. he has a shot at killing this race in massachusetts. >> this could be one of the most interesting contests coming zblup what happens -- massachusetts votes for republicans. >> this guy has elected the bastille falls. the whole obama revolution, they had -- michelle and barack, it's all over. the 60 seats is gone. >> so michelle is marie antoinette now? the latest boston globe poll, 50-35. that's an average of all polls. that's one of the polls. look at that chart, it's closing there. >> but it's very very tough, and chris, you know, massachusetts, that's a huge thing to overcome there, i would bet -- >> how about we let the boston bruin's fans vote -- >> let's have boston vote in what we had a good shot here. >> are you going to go -- the boston post will be covering this? >> this is going to be a hot race, i agree with pat. >> was
us now. a humbling moment there. you see it for one of the most admired athletes in america in his playing days. why come clean now? >> it's because of a gig he's about to partake. you know, what's interesting about this, another iconic player coming forward. it makes you wonder how many more are out there. 70 home runs and one record-breaking season. a super human performance that left a lot of people wondering if he was getting a boost from banned substances. now, the former all-star says it's time to set the record straight, sort of. >> i've let a lot of people down, it doesn't feel good. >> reporter: during an emotional interview, the former slugger finally admitting what many had suspected, he used steroids. >> it was the era that we played in. i wish i never played in that era. i wish we had drug testing. >> reporter: that era included an epic battle with sammy sosa. the home run race during the 1998 season that captivated the country and ended with mcgwire breaking the single season record set by roger marris. >> it's absolutely amazing. it's, you know, it's just, it blows m
states. he says, he has been wrongly accusely. it's unbelievable. he lived his life in america. he's an all-american boy. my son would love to go back to america. he used to have a good life in america, now he's hiding in the mountains. he doesn't even have safe water to drink. >> paula newton reporting for us from yemen tonight. >>> one of the worst kept secrets in baseball. mark mcgwire admits he used steroids throughout his he baseball career. he says he needed them to overcome injuries, not to enhance his performance. check out his emotional interview with bob costas on the major league baseball network. >>> i took very, very low dosages just because i wanted my body to feel normal. the wear and tear of 162 ball games and the status of where i was at and the pressures that i had to perform and what i had to go through to try to get through all these injuries, it's a very, very regrettable thing. i wish it never came into my life, but we're sitting here talking about it. i'm so sorry that i have to. i apologize to everybody in major league baseball. my family, bud selig, today w
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america has died. he founded the talk of bell chain. he started back in 1951. -- he founded the taco bell chain. the chain has grown to more than 5600 locations. he was 86 years old. wall street goes back to work today. investors will be focusing on earnings this week. among those to watch our ibm, starbucks, google, and mcdonald's. we will also hear from a big wall street banks. you can add americans and to list of airlines are raising baggage these. prices increased $5 per bag. a first bag will cost $. the second bag will cost $35. a new report finds men get a bigger financial boost for marriage then women. that is a big shift. one way to measure this is a household income. it rose 60% for married men, married women, and on married women. coming up on "good morning america," three new ways to make money without leaving your home. and that is your "money scope" report. i am vinita nair. >> thank you. >>> 6:20, up 36 degrees. >> the cure for the common cold. doctors have made a major breakthrough. >> later on, "oprah," substance chartriumphs over style. plus adam lambert. that is right he
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